Los Angeles Show Biz Shriners Film Festival is run by the Al Malaikah Show Business Shrine Club, proudly showcasing inspiring films of all genres, short comedy films, silent films, student films and other family-friendly content and will be held virtually in October, 2021. And the best part, you don’t need to be a Shriner to enter and take part in our festival. So spread the word.
As history serves, six decades ago, in 1958, Al Malaikah Shriners of Los Angeles who were in the Show Business industry formed the "Show Business Shrine Club of Hollywood." The Club members at that time were "active as a professional, in any phase, in the world of entertainment" and was based in the world-famous Shrine Temple and Auditorium, former venue for the Academy Awards. The "Show Business Shrine Club of Hollywood" included as members motion picture director Mervyn LeRoy (first President of the Club), Mel Blanc (voice of "Bugs Bunny"), western stars Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, actors Ernest Borgnine, Don DeFore, and Glen Ford, and many more. This rich tradition continues with Los Angeles Show Biz Shriners Film Festival, following the vision of its founders. Our work benefits Shriners Hospital for Children around the world.
Los Angeles Show Biz Shriners Film Festival is authorized by Harold Lloyd Entertainment Inc. and the Estate of Harold Lloyd, and brought to you by Al Mailakah Shriners and the Show Business Shrine Club.
Our “Harold” Award of the Los Angeles Show Biz Shriners Film Festival honors famous film star Harold Lloyd. In addition to his many accomplishments, Lloyd’s face graced the cover of TIME Magazine as the Imperial Potentate of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and received an honorary Academy Award.
The categories will be:
Feature films (No Less than 40 minutes)
- Inspirational Documentary - Overcoming Challenges
- Narrative Family Film - Esoteric - Films about Mysteries and Wonder - feature
Short films (No more than 40 minutes)
- Made By Kids - Student films - Shorts- Inspirational Documentary - Overcoming Challenges -Shorts
- Comedy Shorts- Family Shorts
Silent Film Shorts (in honor of famous Shriner and silent film star Harold Lloyd) - Esoteric - Films about Mysteries and Wonder - Shorts
Horror - Shorts
Everything Else - Shorts
* Winners in each category will win The Harold Award.
OVERALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Film entries may be produced in within the last 3 years.
Language: All films must be in English or with English subtitles.
Entries do not have to be submitted by Shriners. Open to all.